Located in the southern part of Thailand, Krabi is a paradise-like tropical peninsula with 30 outlaying islands scattered around it. The sand found on the beaches here is pure white and the waters are clear. Palm trees sway with the wind, the rushing waterfalls can he heard for miles, and wild animals always seem to be on the go. Krabi also boasts many beautiful islands and a strong local culture. It’s an area famous for its rich vegetation and animal population. The emblem of the prefecture is composed of two crossed swords – this is because the word Krabi means “sword” in ancient Thai. In Krabi, in addition to enjoying foods such as a huge variety of seafood, you can also try out local Thai food, such as tom yum soup, pineapple fried rice, and fried rice noodles. There are countless places to savor delicious food. Whether you’re interested in trying Japanese food, Chinese food, Indian food, or authentic Thai cuisine, you can always find a restaurant that suits your palate. In addition, because many European and American tourists and immigrants have settled here over the years, there are many authentic Western restaurants as well. When it comes to eating, many visitors also choose to hit the night markets, where a variety of local snacks, including fried chicken, barbecue, seafood, and flavored drinks can be sampled.
In terms of entertainment, Krabi is truly a tourist paradise. Within the province, South Bay is a destination often frequented by visitors and praised for its pristine white beaches. Railay Beach’s limestone formations seem to be designed for rock climbers, so it’s not a bad place to come and show off your skills. Because of its beautiful scenery and low numbers of tourists, Lanta Island is a great place to escape to. Nearby Phi Phi Island has great options for diving and can be visited as part of a day trip. Numerous options for recreation and entertainment have made Krabi a preferred destination for people who enjoy tropical island tours. If you’d like to join a travel group, day tours and hotels can be booked at the travel agencies by the pier and pedestrian street.
The Krabi region has a humid tropical climate and the weather is very similar to Phuket. The best time to visit Krabi is the period from November to April. In November, Krabi is bustling with tourists who have the opportunity to enjoy the blue skies, sea, and sunshine. It’s also a great time for diving. In mid-April, the Songkran Festival takes place which attracts visitors from near and far. Every year from April to September, the sun shines directly on the equator. This time rainy season in Krabi, though there’s less rain than in other cities like Phuket. Sometimes, even ten days pass without rainfall. Krabi is hot all year round and there is no winter. No matter which season it is when you visit, bring clothes that are cool and comfortable. If you’re visiting during rainy season, make sure to bring along an umbrella as well.